Shabbat Menu for Memorial Day

Doesn’t it seem like Memorial Day has arrived a bit early this year!? We are barely past Shavuot and now a wonderful three day weekend looms before us.

I love a meal with a summery barbecue or picnic theme, and so what better cuisine to serve for a Shabbat meal over Memorial Day? In fact I am going to use Shabbat dinner this week to try out a new recipe: ultimate burgers with spicy mayo, avocado and onion straws, which I have never tried before. I am planning to use none other than The Pioneer Woman’s Onion Strings recipe but I will be replacing the buttermilk with coconut milk and adding a Tbsp of white vinegar. I mean, look at these gorgeous fried onions – who wouldn’t want to top a juicy burger with these:


onion straws

My other suggestions for a BBQ themed shabbat dinner?

How about one of these refreshing Watermelon Martinis to kick off dinner and the long weekend.

One of my new favorite recipes to make is this Horseradish Coleslaw, which no matter how much I make, my husband keeps asking for more. It’s a tangy, slightly spicy take on classic coleslaw.

A simple salad like this Cucumber Tomato Salad, from The Blond Cook, can go a long way if you are serving a slightly heavier entree. Have leftovers? Serve it the next day for lunch with some crumbled feta on top. Another great side dish to serve with a heavier meal that can do double duty for lunch the next day is this bright and colorful Mediterranean Pasta Salad from Leah Cooks Kosher.

Nothing says BBQ like some ribs, right? How about these Barbecue Beef Ribs with Bourbon BBQ Sauce from The Overtime Cook. Looking to save time but still want a great main dish to serve? Try these Ribs in a Crock Pot from Little B Cooks.

Last but not least: dessert! Go simple and beautiful with these Fruit Skewars with Chocolate Dipped Strawberries.

Wishing everyone a Shabbat Shalom, wonderful holiday weekend and happy cooking!

 

 

 

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